Securing fellowship funding offers the opportunity, often for the first time, to conduct truly independent research and begin to grow your own research group. This type of awards are usually short and mid-term posts designed to help with the development of an academic career.

The main benefits are:

  • Independent research
  • Protected time for research
  • Progress career
  • Grow your own group
  • Prestigious
  • Own funding makes you incredibly attractive employee

Some funding schemes require approval through a University 'Major Bids' process, particularly when a commitment is required from the University beyond the duration of the fellowship.

Our top tips:

  • Plan ahead and leave plenty of time
  • Ask for help and advice
  • Read the guidelines

Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowships

Fellowships by faculty:

International Fellowship Schemes

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